life in israel

Israel Story podcast is back with a new season of off-beat tales

The show focuses on real life in Israel, not the Israel of tourism posters or news headlines, and tells fascinating stories that you would likely never hear if you did not tune in.

Kfar Saba

Quality of Life Index: Kfar Saba leads, Jerusalem ranked worst

Kfar Saba, Ramat Gan and Rehovot led the quality of life index of large cities, while Jerusalem, Bat Yam and Ashdod were the lowest ranked large cities.

29/12/2020
Chaim and Yehudit Collins on duty with the Mishmar Ezrachi in 2003

Memories of serving in the Mishmar Ezrachi

Yehudit Collins and her husband Chaim joined the Civil Guard in 1979.

By YEHUDIT COLLINS
17/12/2020
A girl plays on the beach as Israel celebrates its Independence Day marking the 71st anniversary of

Living your life with integrity every day

These days of the coronavirus are challenging all of us to think about what is most important in our lives.

By MAURICE J. ELIAS
29/07/2020

Life in the shadow of the coronavirus - analysis

It's better than a lockdown, but it is not a return to life before corona. Rather, it is life in the presence of corona.

04/05/2020
Calculating taxes

The planned residency tax reform – a potential blow to hi-tech relocations

It seems the Israeli Tax Authority has become fed up with the Israeli tax residency tests under the current law.

By BOAZ FEINBERG , ROYI HEILIG
15/12/2019
An illustration by Pepe Fainberg

OUT THERE: Serendipity

Thirty-four years ago, after being in this country for about three years, I was off to the University of Illinois to study journalism.

25/07/2018
A person in bed (Illustrative)

Getting up on the wrong side of the bed

Sound advise on what to do on rough days.

By BATYA L. LUDMAN
03/05/2018
An Egged bus in front of the Jerusalem Central Bus Station

Survey: Israeli bus journeys take 20% longer since 2011

According to the survey, the level of satisfaction from public transportation services in Israel is among the lowest in Europe.

By AMIRAM BARKAT/ GLOBES
19/03/2018
computer

Israelis to enjoy one less hour of work per week

Starting April 1, the workweek will be cut to 42 hours, after which employees will get paid overtime.

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